I attempted to teach at school today and gave up after less than half a day! I think the Typhoid is still taking its time to leave this battered body. Hence, another re-blog today! I will write my own post very soon. I promise. Until then, enjoy the following:
Nakib’s Blog – Freedom to Survive – is quite a different kind of blog to most of the others I have shared with you in recent weeks. This blogger generally, but not always, writes about Bangladesh and is much more political than I am in thinking.
I don’t always agree with his thoughts and his opinions, but I do find my thoughts provoked as a result of what he says. If you are interested in what’s going on in Bangladesh and like to read posts that are provocative, I recommend his blog to you. To get you started, try this post:
Now I LOVE a good Gaye Holud! We get a lot of them up here in Dinajpur, especially amongst the Santal population. Unlike Nakib who finds them a bit tiresome and unnecessary. His witty observations here though, tell you a lot about Bangladeshi society – particularly the middle-class set which I think Nakib is writing about here.
Asian friends will, I think, recognise a lot of the characteristics of many of the people Nakib mentions in his entry. It certainly had my head nodding as I recognised much of what he described! A nice, light introduction to a blog that often discusses meatier issues and is not afraid to take a stand. Recommended for all of you who want to think a little more beyond your armchair about the world theatre we all play in.